Got my Aqara double rocker and it’s installed. My first impressions are that it is a good device, but doesn’t feel as firm and solid as the GE or Zooz switches I have, especially when pressing buttons. That could be because it’s almost all plastic. It’s also smaller than my Zooz and GE devices. Buttons are very touchy, and not too firm like the other switches where someone who accidentally leans up on one won’t turn it on.
While it is a white switch, it’s matte white, and not gloss like my other switches. I can live with that. It also fits within a traditional decora wall plate instead of using the one that came with it. See the image further down.
The blue LED’s come on when the switch is on vs. the other way around like all my other switches work. I can probably live with that without it driving me too crazy… I don’t know if that can be changed or not, but I’ll try to investigate.
When first trying to join (I used the Classic app), I started Add a Thing, and turned on power to the device. Nothing happened by just providing power, so I tried the usual button presses until long pressing either button and then tapping on either got it to join right away using the “ZigBee Switch Power” device handler. I suspect the other Aqara wall switches will perform the same way and use the same ST stock DTH (which is local).
Cool, it joined and I can control the light in my light/fan combo, but as expected I can’t control the fan because it needs a different DTH (see below). Device control from the app is lightning fast, and reporting from the device to ST is just as fast. Better than my Zooz Zen30.
Both the parent and child switch displays power consumption of the WHOLE switch. That means the parent switch or the child switch can be off, but still show power usage for the other switch that may be on. Accumulated energy (kWh) is reported for the whole device via the main switch.
Overall I’m happy so far, but I wish it was a glossy white vs matte white, and really wish that the blue LED’s would be ON when the switch is OFF.
This is a Zigbee router device in your Zigbee mesh, but I don’t know how well that works right now. It hasn’t gone offline or gone through any rejoins since it was included, so that’s a good thing.
- May 2, 2020 - Added child switch tile so that both switches are controllable in this DTH. This only works for the Classic app, but not in the new app yet. The child switch still shows up as a separete device in both apps.
- May 26, 2020 - Added accumulated energy (kWh). That value is accumulated from when the device first joined the hub. There is no device reset, so I used state attributes to reflect a reset. IDE still shows the overall total, and total since last reset (which is what the mobile app shows).
DTH for the switch with NO NEUTRAL: (please note that this device does not report power or energy, so some of the screenshots in the posts below may not be applicable for this model)